Literally on the other side of the world exists an island filled with some of the world's most beautiful landscapes, the ocean's most idyllic beaches, and the talent that leads the forefront of fashion. Australia isn't just "down under," it's an English-speaking environment where young creatives find a nurturing space to explore, while examining and paying witness to the rest of the world. That's why Australian Fashion Week is so exciting: It hosts up-and-coming talent before it explodes onto the scenes in Milan, New York, and London. Oh...and there are beaches.
Along with Ausmode.com, a shopping site that specializes in delivering distinctly Aussie (and definitively cool) brands like the femme Ellery, designer Kirrily Johnston, streetwear label Ksubi, and Zimmermann's killer bathing suits, we've got one of our hottest giveaways yet. One insanely lucky R29 reader will cross the world to see Australian Fashion Week (cruising in a cushy Qantas Airways plane), stay in the gorgeously luxe Quay Grand Suites Sydney, score goodies from Redken and Make Up Store, and be privvy to all the hottest AFW events. Mind-blowing, right? If the trip alone wasn't enough to get you brushing up on your koala conversation skills, the grand prize also includes a $2,000 Ausmode.com spree, which means you'll be the best-dressed down under...and back home, too. All you've got to do is enter right here.